ePhotozine got their hands on the final version of the new Panasonic Lumix GH3 and wasted no time putting it up against the Micro 4/3 Star of the last year, the Olympus OM-D E-M5. The GH3 is Panasonic’s new flagship Micro 4/3 camera, replacing the Lumix GH2, which is one of the most celebrated cameras of the last 2 years, especially for video makers. But just how will the new GH3 stand up against the vaunted OM-D? The video above is a low light test of the Panasonic GH3. Below is the low light test of the Olympus OM-D E-M5.   [More]
Above is a video test of a pre-production Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 captured at a London Zoo Press Event. Trusted Reviews previews the new Panasonic Lumix GH3 (watch their video preview here) and added to the chorus of positive reviews/previews/reports that we’ve been getting about this impressive new camera. In a nutshell, they say that the GH3 is on par with top cameras like the Olympus OM-D E-M5 for still photo quality, and it beats all comers for video. Here are some highlights of their preview: We’ve seen a steady improvement in the image quality provided by the micro four thirds [More]
One of the great things about mirrorless cameras is that there’s such amazing and powerful technology being built in to small bodies that fit in the palm of your hand and capture incredible images. GoPro cameras don’t just fit in the palm of your hand though, they also fit on a headband, surfboard, bike handlebar, car, ATV, snowboard, skateboard, hula-hoop (yeah – we’re not kidding) or just about anywhere else you can think of… and these cameras will go anywhere you want to go – whether you’re jumping out of a plane, skiing, surfing, diving underwater, or being blasted into [More]
Here’s an updated and more in depth review of the new Sony NEX 5R from The Digital Digest. TDD plops it side by side with an NEX 7 to compare it’s features and value. While the NEX 5R does represent a leap forward from a technology standpoint, it would probably be more accurate to do a side by side between the NEX 7 and NEX 6 – which combines the best features of both cameras and fit’s nicely in between them in the Sony lineup. Here’s some bullet points on what you’ll be getting with the NEX 5R: Wi-Fi – [More]
Toys Toys Toys!!!  No doubt about it, folks…  apps are the wave of the future in photo-videography – And the new Sony NEX 5R is one of the first in a wave of Wi-Fi equipped cameras that is soon to flood the market place. The video above is a short demo from IDGCommunications.  Here’s what they have to say >>  If you’ve ever struggled with taking a self portrait, Sony’s NEX-5R has something for you: the ability to use a phone or tablet as a remote viewfinder. The camera, an updated version of NEX-5, was announced at IFA Berlin and [More]
Sony recently launched two new additions to their highly popular NEX lineup of interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras, the NEX 6 and the replacement for their hugely successful NEX 5N – The NEX 5R. But does the 5R advance the series forward enough to warrant an upgrade from the NEX 5N? Here’s a nice video from The Digital Digest comparing the new Sony NEX 5R with the camera it’s replacing, the NEX 5N, which is one of our favorite cameras of the last year. And it seems like TDD feels the same way. Here’s what they had to say >> One [More]
An introduction to the Panasonic GH3 camera, shot at London Zoo press event. The new Panasonic Micro 4/3 Flagship Camera is slowly getting out into the hands of photo/video pros, and we’re hearing some great things about the GH3 so far. The GH3 boasts some very impressive specs and we believe that it just might live up to expectations, but consider this an open thread until this camera gets into our hands or the hands of one of our contributors.
Nauticam is a company that makes underwater housings for a wide variety of cameras. In the video above, a Sony RX100 fixed lens mirrorless camera is fitted with a Nauticam Housing and taken into the blue. We already know that the RX100 produces jaw dropping quality video (out of tiny, tiny body), but just how will this little wonder fare among the fish? Watch and see (and be sure to watch this in full screen mode). Editor’s Note: The RX100 is an impressive little camera and I am blown away by the clarity, vibrant colors, and even the bokeh that [More]
With all the fanfare surrounding the numerous camera launches a Photokina 2012 about a month ago, we thought it would be a good time to revisit one of our favorite cameras of the year, The Panasonic G5. No doubt, there were several impressive cameras that debuted in the last few weeks, including the Panasonic GH3, the Olympus PEN Lite (E-PL5) and PEN Mini (E-PM2), the Sony NEX 5R, NEX 6 and RX1, the Fuji X-E1, etc. Yep… there are a lot of shiny new toys to distract you, but the G5 is a great little image making machine that still [More]
Hat Tip to MirrorlessReviews for posting this video that underscores just how awesome the 5 point IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) works on the Olympus OM-D E-M5. These OM-D videos are shot handheld at 150mm (300mm equivalent) lens at Fenway Park. In body image stabilization is turned on and off for each scene for comparison. Lens used is Olympus Zuiko 14-150mm Micro Four Thirds lens. Just another example of the impressive technology that’s being developed and put into mirrorless camera systems. Check out the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and it’s optional battery grip (recommended, especially for those with larger hands) below:
Warrick Williams of FujiFilm Australia discusses some of the features of the new FujiFilm X-E1 Compact System Camera. Take Warrick’s comments for what they are. He does, after all, work for Fuji – so he’s only going to talk about the positive stuff. That being said though, there’s a lot of positive stuff to talk about with the X-E1. It’s the little brother of Fuji’s flagship CSC, the X-Pro1, and shares a LOT of that camera’s features, including the sensor and processor, only in a smaller body and with a smaller pricetag. Like the X-Pro1, the new X-E1 also sports [More]
(From DiscoverMirrorless.com) Ira Block is an internationally renowned photojournalist, teacher, and workshop leader who has produced over 30 stories for the National Geographic Magazine and its affiliates – N.G. Traveler and Adventure – and recently, Ira was tasked with testing the all new Panasonic GH3. So he headed out into the Utah desert to put the camera through it’s paces. Ira captured some stunning images during his time in the desert (see the video of Ira’s expedition here), and they all looked great when viewed on a computer screen. But would the images captured on a small micro 4/3 sensor [More]
OK…  So the video above has nothing to do with this post, other than that they’re both about the new Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5, but the BesteProduct girl is cute.  Too bad we don’t speak her language…  Oh well, ; ) On to more important news.  43Rumors just put up a post about Dynamic Range testing on the E-PL5, and surprise surprise, it actually did better than Olympus’ flagship Micro 4/3 Camera, the much celebrated OM-D E-M5. Here’s what 43Rumors had to say: Our polish friends at M43.eu are the first to compare the image quality of the new E-PL5 [More]
With all the fanfare surrounding the launch of the Panasonic Lumix GH3 just a few weeks ago, it’s worth noting that the camera it’s replacing at the top of the Panasonic lineup, the Lumix GH2, is STILL a KILLER video-making machine. Yes, the GH3 looks like an incredible camera, and judging from all the early reports coming in, it IS an incredible camera. But until it gets widely released sometime over the next few months, the Lumix GH2 was and still is the King of the Video Hill – and it’s the Go-To camera of numerous pro and indie video [More]
Still Photographers, take note. Photojournalism as we know it is dead and a new era of Hybrid Imaging, where traditional video is blended with audio and video, is upon us. Case in point, the DigitalRevTV Pro Tog, Cheap Camera Challenge. In this edition, Pro Photographers Dan Chung and Scott Hui join DigitalRevTV’s Kai Wong for a romp around the city taking pics on their iPhone 5s. OK… we’re not suggesting that the iPhone 5 is going to replace your DSLR (although in many cases, it HAS crushed the point and shoot market), but just listen to the commentary from Kai [More]
Malaysian Photographer Ming Thein got his hands on a new Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 and wrote up a great review on the new camera. Here are some highlights below: The OLympus OM-D E-M5 clearly demonstrated that the image quality potential of Micro Four Thirds could be taken quite a bit further without entailing any compromises. After enjoying a period of exclusivity to that body, the same sensor and imaging processor has now made its way into Olympus’ lower end offerings – the E-PL5 Pen Lite and E-PM2 Pen Mini, both recently announced at Photokina. I was given the opportunity to [More]
Great test footage in the video above from TrustedReviews! And as the Panasonic Lumix GH3 is getting into the hands of more and more photo/video pros, we’re hearing more and more positive things about this new camera. Looks like Panasonic has a winner on their hands… Here’s a couple of the latest blurbs about the GH3: First Impressions from CNET UK >> The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 is the most serious challenger yet to dSLRs in the large-body professional camera market. Its low-light performance has to be seen to be believed and the choice of lenses now covers all but the [More]
MC Contributor Will Crockett (DiscoverMirrorless.com) discusses an amazing photo/video editing tool called Pro Show (also available as a web based tool >> ProShow Web) and has some great advice for those wondering what memory cards to get for their digital cameras… and how best ti use them. Will writes: Photographers who prefer to shoot smarter instead of harder know that ProShow is a magnificent tool, toy, and money maker too. In this video clip from the popular “Pictures That MOVE” DVD, I share some quick tips on keeping sD cards happy for hybrid photo+video imaging, and shows how he uses [More]
Kai and the gang from DigitalRevTV are back at it, this time with a hands-on review of the new Fujifilm X-E1.  Kai puts the camera through it’s paces while goofing around with a guy in a Super Mario suit.  The X-E1 looks to be an impressive offering from Fuji, incorporating many of the same features as the X-Pro1, but at a much lower price.  The X-E1 lacks it’s bigger brother’s hybrid viewfinder (an optical / electronic viewfinder combo), but it does pick up a mic input.  From what we’ve seen, the biggest weakness of the X-E1 is in autofocus speed, [More]
Aussie website PhotoReview.com takes an in depth look at the new Olympus PEN “Lite” E-PL5, and not surprisingly, the new offering from Olympus doesn’t fail to impress. After all, the E-PL5 has an impressive pedigree as it shares the same sensor and TruePic VI dual-core processor as the much celebrated Olympus OM-D E-M5. Here’s Their Conclusion: The E-PL5 is a nice little camera and would be an excellent choice for photographers who want a small and light interchangeable-lens camera with superior overall performance. Olympus has a wide choice of excellent lenses to match it and, if you can’t find precisely [More]
We generally try to steer clear of company produced videos here on MC, but we though this one was worth posting because the iA+ features on the Panny cameras are VERY cool. It’s almost like your “get out of jail free” mode that you can use whenever you’re stuck on what to do with your camera. Just fire up the iA+ and the camera will do all the heavy lifting for you. Here’s the company schpeil >> The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF5 offers iA+ Mode offers easy control of colour and brightness, as well as a defocus control so that you [More]
EOSHD got their hands on a pre-production model of the Panasonic Lumix GH3 and had a lot of interesting observations when comparing this camera to the ones that were displayed at Photokina 2012 just weeks ago. EOSHD reports: Thanks to a chance encounter I was able to very briefly try a GH3 this week in Barcelona. The camera was on loan from Panasonic and not available to the public to try, it was part of the private beta test program but they very kindly let me give my impressions of it after a brief 20 minute play with the camera [More]
Even though it’s over 2 years old, the Panasonic Lumix GH2 still packs a powerful punch, especially in the video department. In fact, this little (at the time of this posting) $679 (body only) wonder recently stood up to, and even bested, some major competition as it’s video quality was chosen to be better than pro-cam giants like the RED Epic and the Arri Alexa by none other than Hollywood legend Francis Ford Coppola (among others).  We at Mirrorless Central also watched the videos and took the test ourselves, and sure enough, the GH2 was one of our top 3 [More]
This hands-on look at the Sony NEX 6 by Matt from PhotoNewsReviews includes image samples and side by side comparison to NEX 5 and NEX 7. The NEX 6 squeezes in between new NEX 5R (but adds an EVF and dedicated mode dial that the 5R does not have) and the highly celebrated NEX 7, and actually is a lot like the 7. In fact, it’s almost identical in size and configuration, but the main difference is that the NEX 7 has a 24 mp sensor while the NEX 6 has a 16 mp sensor (and also adds with WiFi). [More]